Five Minutes With

Five Minutes with… Donegal’s Aoife McColgan

Name: Aoife Mc Colgan

Age: 21

Occupation: student

Teams played for: Donegal and Malin ladies

Game you most enjoyed playing in:

First Ulster final in 2017 on my 18th birthday

Game you least enjoyed playing in:

Mayo in the championship last year. One to forget

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on:


Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in:

Any preseason session is always a tough one

What’s your preferred brand of gear:

For gaelic has to be O’Neill’s but for general can’t look past Nike.

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met:

Nicole Gordon, absolute star.

Where do you like to go to celebrate:

Mc Caffertys in Donegal town is usually the go-to.

What do you like to do with you are not training/playing:

Love meeting up with the girls for a road trip somewhere in Donegal.

Which character in any TV show/film are you most like:

I can’t think of any that come to mind.

Which team mates (from any club/county) are the first you’d invite on a night out:

Have to say Blathnaid Mc Laughlin from Moville and myself would always have a good night’s craic now.

Which team mate is the worst dancer:

There’s a few now, too many to name. They do their best dancing on the pitch

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room:

Kate Keaney has to get the nod for this one

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen happy in training/during a match:

No one moment comes to mind. There’s been too many especially with club there’s always a laugh.

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training and who did it come from:

Feeling too hungover from one of the club girls. I’ll not name and shame.

Biggest ego:

No big egos. All very down to earth players.

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus:

We all have our own regular seats we like to sit in, but having Nicole Gordon and Aisling nee close by always passes the journey.

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days:

Have to give Aisling nee the shout for the best, don’t think the next trip away would be a peaceful one if I didn’t.

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst:

Probably myself for the worst but all the girls generally look after themselves very well now.

Toughest opponent you have played against:

Have to give Geraldine this one. She’s so unpredictable with both feet.

Best or worst quote you have heard from a team mate/opponent/


Pat Mc Laughlin from Malin is full of wisdom but no quotes fit for print.

Best manager you have played for:

Would have to say Maxi for this one.

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

I can’t really think of anything.

What’s the best thing about being part of the GAA?

Has to be the friendships and life long memories being made

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